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Paul Brach Lecture Series: Kathryn Andrews

February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

F200

ART: “Kathryn Andrews (b.1973 Mobile, Alabama) gets inspiration for her sculptures from driving around Los Angeles and taking in the city’s jumble of cultures, styles and values. Her practice nimbly navigates the histories of pop, minimalism, light-and-space, and the readymade, as well as L.A.’s “finish fetish” movement, which shared her fascination with car culture. Exactingly fabricated chrome-plated objects-steel bars and tubing to security windows and cages-are often placed alongside inexpensive store-bought commodities or objects rented from prop houses. At the heart of Andrews’s work are these carefully orchestrated juxtapositions of seemingly divergent materials whose contradictory signifiers crisscross in what the artist has described as an “unhappy marriage.” Her highly finished forms suggest something of value while the clown props provide a palpable sense of unease. Andrews’s selections are precise in their references to both art history and pop culture, and a delightful and buoyant sense of humor accompanies the serious questions that she poses about the role of art in society.”

 

Last edited by sgoforth on Jan 18, 2013
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